Professional Company: The Seattle Irish Dance Company is a professional performance company that books paid tours, festivals, theater performances and corporate shows. Auditions are required for the professional company; we accept new company members on an ongoing basis. Though preference is given to dancers who are able to come to company classes and rehearsals, we do keep a roster of dancers from around the region who we contact as needed. SIDC is a completely independent performance company, and is not affiliated with any TCRGs or dance schools. If you're a strong dancer who's interested in joining our quickly growing company, please consider auditioning!
Professional company Audition Process
Who we're looking for: Technically trained dancers who believe there should be “life after competition” for competitive Irish dancers; dancers that love sharing Irish dancing with an audience and connecting with lovers of Irish music and culture; dancers that enjoy being creative in order to bridge the gap between technical skill and effective, theatrical performance. There is not a competitive level required to audition - your performance style and technical ability are what matters to us.
- your best treble reel
- 16 bars of a slip jig
- 16 bars of hard shoe
Competitive style and show style are both encouraged--do what feels natural to you.
In-person auditions: Please contact Claire McNellan at email@example.com to arrange a time for an in-person audition with at least two members of our company. Please additionally include a short bio, including your performance, theater, dance, or music experience and whether you live in the Seattle area. We will secure 30 minutes of uninterrupted time at the Seattle Center. Your audition will be filmed.
Video auditions: Please send videos of above requirements to firstname.lastname@example.org. Please additionally include a short bio, including your performance, theater, dance, or music experience and whether you live in the Seattle area.
If you have questions about the audition process, please contact us.
If you're an Irish dancer looking for recreational classes for fun and fitness, we hold open company classes as an alternative to the professional company. Learn more about open classes here.